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The Hedges Inn Wedding Photographer| East Hampton, New York

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Erinn and Sam's Spring East Hampton wedding was an affair to remember. I had one of the best times capturing the memories of their day and to be quite honest, I didn't want to leave. I loved photographing their laughs, their pristine sense of style, but most importantly their love and the love their families and friends, had for them, on that day.

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The wedding perfected the style of a wedding magazine worthy event-from the dresses, to the tuxedos, to the venue and all the details throughout. Erinn and Sam made sure to have every bit of sweet romanticism showcased splashed with eccentricity in both their ceremony and reception.

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I adored the venue they chose-it encompassed what I feel a  Hampton wedding should be: classic, laid back, whimsical, artistic and voguish. The Hedges Inn encased Erinn and Sam's vision of rustic, unconventionalism across its grounds to execute their inventiveness beautifully. Even the wedding cake had individuality and flare showcased-funfetti naked cake, anyone? 

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I truly had a lovely experience being a fixture in Erinn and Sam's wedding day. Every wedding I photograph has its own unique artistry that shows beautifully within the photos and Erinn and Sam's were no exception. I love when a couple presents their singularity within the design and tone of their wedding; it makes you understand and feel the sincerity of their union and their love for fun.

Here's to forever, Erinn & Sam-

Meghan Leigh

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{venue and vendor information below!}

Venue| The Hedges Inn www.thehedgesinn.com

Wedding Planner| AWE Planning www.aweplanning.com

Cake| Momofuku Milk Bar www.milkbarstore.com

Florist| Little Louise NYC Events

DJ| New York Party Productions www.newyorkpartyproductions.com

Bridesmaids Dresses|  www.fameandpartners.com

Bride's Dress| Oscar De La Renta Vintage www.oscardelarenta.com

Bride's Shoe Designer| Dolce & Gabanna www.dolcegabbana.com

Rings| Ascot Diamonds www.ascotdiamonds.com

Hair & Make Up| Blow Bar www.blowhampton.com

Pregnancy Announcement Photographer| Allaire State Park, New Jersey

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I love when this happens! I had photographed Heather and Anthony's wedding and then I got the phone call being asked if I'd photograph their pregnancy announcement. I couldn't help but get giddy and of course, I jumped at the chance and said yes.

I really like photographing announcements in Allaire State Park because the scenery is spectacular and everyone I've ever photographed there, truly loved the area. It's beautiful in all seasons, it's romantic and whimsical but offers an element of "edge" if need be. With this shoot, Allaire gave us love, joy and an abundance of excitement!

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Congratulations on your bundle, Heather & Anthony-

Meghan Leigh

The Stone House at Stirling Ridge Wedding Photographer| Warren, NJ

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I had an engagement session with Christina and Johnny back in January while Christina was home to celebrate the holiday's with her family and fiance. She was living in Ohio while she was doing her residency all while wedding planning and her and I became really good friends. Christina and Johnny even brought their fur baby, Stella, along for the engagement shoot as well and she was such a peach!

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Christina and Johnny's wedding was a perfectly constructed romantic Summer wedding. Every detail screamed a June wedding and I loved it! Christina's dress has got to be one of the sweetest dresses I've seen in a long time and I absolutely loved the pop of color blue shoe! The tone of blue hues and sunflowers completed the tone from the groomsmen's ties, to the table settings at the reception.

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Their ceremony at the church was elegant and romantic and when we arrived at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, I caught the feels. Everything flowed so sweetly together. AND just for the record, any wedding that has The Motones playing at their reception, is a guaranteed good time. The Motones are probably the best wedding bands EVER and I was so excited I got to see them live and in action at Christina and Johnny's wedding. They were mind blowing.

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The night ended with a 'smores bonfire AND a pork roll sandwich truck for a hot breakfast "sammie" when you left. NEW JERSEY STYLE. It was by far one of the sweetest weddings I've attended. I'm so blessed to have Christina as such a good friend and I look forward to it blossoming in the years to come!

Here's to forever, Christina & Johnny-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Venue: The Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Cake: Rudy's

Florist: The Bride!

Band: The Motones

Bride's Dress & Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Jos. A Bank

Engagement Ring: Verragio

Hair: DJ's Hair Studio -

Double Trouble State Park Maternity Photographer| Bayville, NJ

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I had photographed Ashley's wedding last April (Read about Ashley & Angelo's wedding day here!)-when I found out that Ashley was expecting, I HAD to be the one to help her capture her beautiful bump!

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I absolutely love to use Double Trouble State Park in Bayville, NJ as one of my go-to spots for location sessions. It's the best of both worlds, really. I have the water and the beautiful New Jersey woods and no matter what the occasion, my clients are so pleased with how beautiful the background is.

Ashley's maternity dress was perfect! I've noticed that I've become slowly obsessed with maternity dresses specifically made for shoots, just as this because the material and colors used make every mother-to-be a maternal chic Earth Goddess and it photographs perfectly.

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Ashley has always been sweet and bubbly, ever since the day I met her. Through our first consultation, to her wedding day and now with her maternity session. I just know how much of an incredible mother she's going to be. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of yet another special day for you, Ashley.

-Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Location: Double Trouble State Park

Dress: Sew Trendy Accessories

Hair & Make Up: MUA Dream Team Lindsey Herring

Branches Wedding Photographer | Long Branch, NJ

Back in June, I photographed Katie and Jose for their engagement session, in Red Bank-I knew when I was photographing their engagement, that these two were meant for one another.

It was really cute when Katie told me Jose was going to be shy during the photography, but I thought he was a natural! Another element that was natural, was their connection. Their love and how close they are to one another was totally organic...and fun!

Besides the fact that Katie and Jose are probably the nicest people you will ever meet, both of their families and friends are equally just as wonderful! I really appreciate when a family, you're photographing, embraces you with open arms. You no longer feel like the odd man out in this celebration, but apart of it. It's such an awesome feeling.

The Pumpkins...OH MY GOD!

The Pumpkins...OH MY GOD!

One things I definitely won't forget about Katie and Jose's wedding, was the hysterical wedding toast that was given by their maid of honor, Katie's sister. She used props, she had us all in stiches-I was actually crying because I was laughing so hard. I really appreciated the effort that everyone made for Katie and Jose's special day.

Here's to forever, Katie & Jose-

Meghan Leigh

{links before for venue & vendor info}

Venue: Branches http://www.branchescatering.com/

Flowers: Keller Flower Studio https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/keller-flower-studio-shrewsbury-nj-218511

Hair: Jessica Stanislawski at Modern Tekniques http://www.moderntekniques.com/

Make Up: Catherine Schork Makeup Artist https://www.facebook.com/Catherine-Schork-Makeup-Artist-610341575661128/

Dress: Davids Bridal www.davidsbridal.com

Signage: JPhannypackdesigns http://jphannypackdesigns.wixsite.com/jessicaphan

DJ: Elite Entertainment http://eliteentertainment.com/

 

 

Crystal Point Yacht Club Wedding Photographer | Point Pleasant, NJ

Jackie and Jim are one of the coolest couples I've worked with. They both have an intense love for music. Jim is in a band and even DJs for a handful of weddings a year! Every little detail of their ceremony had aspects of music woven in.

September 10th was a scorcher of a day, but Jackie and Jim didn't let the rays get to them. Their outdoor ceremony, held at the Crystal Point Yacht Club, was absolutely beautiful with the water as their background.

When it came time to celebrate Jackie and Jim's special day, every element of their reception tied into music-which I absolutely loved!

Each table, in place of numbers, was a band name for each concert they've ever been to.

Each guest's seating card looked exactly like a ticket to a concert. For their guestbook they had records for guests to sign.

They certainly didn't skimp out on their DJ - This Is It really was amazing. They kept every guest dancing all night long. The energy never slowed down or stopped.

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At the end of the night, a bunch of their guests surprised them by coming out with trumpets, pots and pans with drum sticks, you name it! It was an amazing end to a musical evening.

The day came together perfectly and I was so happy for them. I cannot wait to get their album and canvas to them so they can display their wedding photos for everywhere to enjoy!

Here's to forever, Jackie & Jim-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue & vendor information}

Venue: Crystal Point Yacht Club - www.thecrystalpoint.com

Flowers: Jersey Shore Florist - www.jerseyshoreflorist.com

Videographer: Above & Beyond Studios - www.abweddingstudio.com

DJ: This Is It - www.thisisitentertainment.com

Spring Lake Manor Wedding Photographer | Spring Lake, NJ

Kelly and John were...amazing. A laid back, family oriented pair; Kelly and John complimented one another sweetly. Photography was extremely important to them, so I was honored that they chose me! I wanted to make sure that I captured not only the best wedding moments, but the best moments that showcased who they were.

John and a few of his Groomsmen are former Marines, now police officers, so Kelly made their boutonnieres out of bullet casings. I thought it was such a lovely personal touch, added to the day. And I know that John and his Groomsmen loved that.

Kelly's dress was delicate and whimsical with crystal details sewn in throughout. The flowers were beautifully done by Flowers from the Farm NJ, which popped with color and various wildflower style.

The ceremony was held at the Adelphia Bethesda United Methodist Church and afterward, we took photos at Monmouth Battleground Park. Fun fact about Kelly: she is a HUGE animal lover-so much so that when we were taking photos at the park, she tried to rescue a little turtle that was in the river.

The reception took place at Spring Lake Manor. It was all so much fun and a very relaxed, care free wedding that was filled with love and laughter. I had a great time. It wasn't rushed, everyone was so happy and just enjoying their time. It was really nice for everyone to just be enjoying the moment and let themselves be stress free for a day. It doesn't happen very often.

Here's to forever, Kelly and John-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue & vendor information}

Venue: Spring Lake Manor - www.springlakemanor.com

Flowers: Flowers From The Farm NJ - www.flowersfromthefarmnj.com

DJ: Elite Entertainment - www.elitesoundentertainment.com

Cake: Chocolate Carousel - www.chocolatecarousel.com